Sunday, November 3, 2013

2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election Voters Guide

Minneapolis will hold their municipal elections on Tuesday November 5, 2013.

For the first time in, I don’t know, like 50 years or so, there is a credible candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis that doesn’t hail from the DFL - Cam Winton. Unlike many of his opponents, Cam is running as an independent in this non-partisan race, but, as the local media loves to point out, has ties to the Republican party.

I enthusiastically endorse and support Cam Winton for mayor of Minneapolis, and would encourage you to do the same. If you think Minneapolis would benefit from some fiscal restraint, there is no other candidate for you.

I also enthusiastically support David Pascoe for the Board of Estimate and Taxation. David is a long-time Republican activist (and current Treasurer of CD5 GOP), and an all-around good guy.  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a known Star Trek uber-fan. Though his interest and knowledge in economics and local government are probably more relevant to the position he is seeking.

If you’re interested in any of the other races in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis City Republican Committee has a complete breakdown of their recommendations at their website.